The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets; With Critical Observations on Their Works Volume 5-6

The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets; With Critical Observations on Their Works Volume 5-6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1806 edition. Excerpt: ...and enjoyed by the neglect of those ceremonies which cm torn has established as the barriers between one order of society and another. This transgression of regularity was by himself and his admirers termed greatness of soul But a great nund disdams to hold any thing by courtesy, and therefore never nsurps what a lawful claimant may take away. He encroaches on another's dignity, P"- --TMself i his power; he is either repelled with helpless mdignitV, or endured by clemency and condescension Of Swift's general habits of thmking, if hu L. ters can be supposed to afford any evidence, he was not a man to be either loved or envied. He seems to have wasted life in discontent, by th enjjMW lected pride, and the langnishment of un-d le. re. He is querulous and tidwus, arrogant malignant; he scarcely speaks of 7 indignant lamentations, or of others but with msolent tte visit; and he that had formed those images had "otag filthy to leam J.f'ere given the character of Swift as he Zi u mself t my perception; but now let Sun ft heard who knew him better. Dr. Dey, after long acquaintance, describes him to lord pecnli y J-ord, when you consider Swift's singular, intends and most variegated vein of wit, always rectef Y'Shtly, although not always so rightly dieven w'h, ?htful in many instances, and salutary his stri t il is most offensive - when vou consider and 3, h-_ - his fortitude in resisting oppression, Itrarv Power; his fidelity and friendship his. ----olisrion; his uprightness in.: it and arbitrary power; hisfi?e?n. his uprightness in sincere love and zeal for re"? his'steadiness in adhermaking right resolutions, a. hurcb, its ioir ecoing to them; his care of his ntio to all those nomy, and its...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236561392
  • 9781236561398